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Green Hill
The traditional high point of the county of Lancashire is Coniston Old Man. And what a fitting fell to wear that crown! Until the 1970's, the whole Coniston Range of fells lay within the north western corner of Lancashire. During the 70's Local Government reorganisation, Cumbria was created, and this part of Lancashire donated to the new county.

This left the new county top as Green Hill, which is simply a raised area on the grassy ridge running down from Great Coum. This mountain range is curious, as part of it lies within Lancashire, part within Yorkshire and the remainder within Cumbria... it all lies within the Yorkshire Dales though!

The status of Green Hill is disputed by some as the county boundary with Cumbria runs directly over the summit, and arguably the highest ground is not on the Lancastrian side! Its main rival is Gragareth's, lying 2km further south and part of the same ridge. Gragareth's summit is one metre lower, but it is a few hundred yards within Lancashire.

Height : 2060ft/628m
SD 70161 82020
Yorkshire Dales - Southern Fells - Lancashire - England
Hill Classification(s) :  Nuttall,  Yorkshire 2000
OS Explorer Map(s): 2W
OS Landranger Map(s): 98

Additional Information from the Database of British Hills
Summit Feature: Small cairn on round grassy top
 

 

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29/09/2012
Gragareth et al.
1981 ft. - 9.75 miles
Moderate
Rain, heavy at times. Windy on the tops, brightening up as the day went on
Mick
Yorkshire Dales


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13/08/2011
The County Top of Lancashire
2915 ft. - 13.8 miles
Hard
Low cloud above 500m, intermittent rain
Ali
Yorkshire Dales


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